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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupella cornus (Röding, 1798) 
AphiaID: 212155

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuricoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuricidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgalataxinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupella Thiele, 1925
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupa cornus Röding, 1798 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupa elata (Blainville, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrupa spectrum (Reeve, 1846)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorula elata (Blainville, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPurpura (Ricinula) martiniana Anton, 1838 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPurpura baccata Hombron & Jacquinot, 1854 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPurpura elata Blainville, 1832 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRicinula spectrum Reeve, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSistrum elatum (Blainville, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThais cornus (Röding, 1798)
Sources 
identification resource Houart R., Kilburn R.N. & Marais A.P. (2010) Muricidae. Pp. 176-270, in: Marais A.P. & Seccombe A.D. (eds), Identification guide to the seashells of South Africa. Volume 1. Groenkloof: Centre for Molluscan Studies. 376 pp. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (11 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (34 nucleotides; 10 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A solid, white shell, up to 3 cm, with four prominent rows of spiny nodules and numerous other smaller spines. Surface occasionally smooth, depending on the degree of overgrowth by coralline algae. Overall colour whitish with yellow aperture. A predator of living coral (corallivorous). Population explosions of this gastropod can cause extensive damage to the hard-coral cover on reefs. Habitat: on or under coral heads and boulders in the lower eulittoral and shallow sublittoral. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212155
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2009-06-01 11:03:53Z  changed  Houart, Roland
  
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  Citation: Houart, R. (2014). Drupella cornus. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212155 on 2014-07-23
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